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A new future

We're proud of our grandfathers who mined coal to power our economy in decades past. We hope that our grandchildren will be proud of our generation's work to replace coal with clean and renewable sources of energy. That transition is steaming ahead in 2016.

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US solar jobs top 200,000; feds halt new coal leasing

Global investment in renewables hits $329 B record in 2015; oil-train activists offer defense of necessity; utility-scale solar costs drop 17% in a year; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Hey coal terminal: send not for whom the bell tolls

Arch Coal's bankruptcy filing sends a huge signal that coal export is a bad business, and has no place in the Washington economy. Let's make sure our state leaders get the message.

An American in Paris

Though we may come by our climate cynicism honestly post-Paris, it doesn't do the climate (or our future) a lick of good. The world only wins climate solutions if our country, the United States, shows all the way up. And no matter how hard it may be to hold our own country so accountable, that remains our indispensable role.

Lighting Up Paris

Darkness of the most desperate and terrifying kind descended on Paris in the November 13 attacks.  The world convenes now in the City of Light, with an ever more urgent and sober sense of the pressing need for global cooperation for peace and justice.

Cresting the hill

The power of our NO fueled our run to the top of the hill... the power of our YES will lead us on over it and beyond.

Building Diverse Coalitions beyond Climate

Urban leaders are increasingly aligning their carbon reduction and clean energy agendas with other important community priorities—such as air quality, transportation, social equity, economic development, and climate change resilience. In doing so, they forge stronger and more diverse coalitions for climate action.  

Be a climate citizen: vote!

Pull out that wool sweater... put the final touches on that Halloween costume... rake fallen leaves into a pile... and return your ballot!

Protect the Northwest from Big Oil!

We don't have to let Big Oil turn the beautiful Northwest into a dangerous oil train superhighway. But that's what they're trying to accomplish with new terminal proposals along our coast. Here's how we can say no!

Oregon is poised to make clean energy history

This week the Renew Oregon Action Fund began a new chapter in Oregon’s clean energy transition, filing ballot measures to allow Oregon to become the first state in the nation to go coal free by public vote. The measures also double the amount of Oregon’s electricity produced from clean, renewable resources like wind and solar.

CleanTech Showcase 2016

CleanTech Showcase is the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech business event. This one-day event gathers the industry’s best and brightest to learn about the latest clean technology innovations, research and investment opportunities.

Engage the industry’s best and brightest while seeing the latest cleantech innovations from across the region.

  • Network with 350+ industry leaders, investors, media and policymakers.

  • Hear and learn from renowned speakers across research, investing and industry.

Thanks to you, the Bright Future looks near!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our annual breakfast a great success this year! Climate and clean energy leader Aimée Christensen and our other speakers set the challenge, and gave us hope, for the bright future we can build together.

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A Climate Motherhood Manifesto

Mother’s Day is a great time to reflect on the role of women, especially us moms, in the fight against climate change; Bringing our mom voices together, persistently and loudly, may be our most important tool for moving climate progress forward.

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Lifting Our Voices for the Earth

Join the Interfaither Climate Action group on Friday, April 22, 2016 for “Lifting Our Voices for the Earth”, an event featuring well-known professional singers and songwriters Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwiczan. The event will entertain and energize citizens who want to work together to encourage institutional changes which will reduce human impact on this fragile planet as the climate changes.